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Midnight Sun Folk Fest and the David Wax Museum

I have said this before but I’ll say it again: Nome may be a small town but there is always something going on. If you are motivated and passionate enough about a cause, there is usually an army of Nomeite volunteers willing to help you in your endeavors. In this week’s case, I am talking…

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A moment of need

Dear friend of KNOM, Rarely have we needed your help more than we do now. We know you hold our mission dear, so we want you to know the extent of our difficult circumstances. For a variety of reasons – including the passing of many dear friends and supporters – the financial standing of KNOM…

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A surprise message

On a recent grocery run, our volunteers returned to the KNOM vehicle to find a message written in the dust of the back windshield: “We ♥ KNOM!” Because of the lack of trees and grass in Nome – and the great prevalence of dirt roads and strong winds – Nome cars typically wear a permanent…

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Sounding Board: Filming in Alaska

Alaska has never been a more enticing destination for film crews desiring to capture the wild spirit of the Last Frontier on tape. But how does having your backyard in the public spotlight affect you and your community? This Thursday on Sounding Board (May 30, 2013 at 10am), we’re going to be talking about filming in Alaska.…

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From Marble City to a Gold Rush Town.

When my friend Jason traveled from Knoxville to Nome the other week, he seemed to bring a few suitcases full of that warm Southeastern sunshine with him. The evening he arrived was the first of about a week of snow melting, come-out-and-play kind of weather. And what does one do after spending an Alaskan winter…

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Called to serve

With your support, the KNOM Radio Mission has been a presence in Western Alaska’s communities for more than four decades – and not always just through the airwaves. We’re so thrilled when our outstanding, full-time volunteers serve our region even beyond KNOM’s studio walls; news reporter Margaret DeMaioribus is one such volunteer. Margaret, who hails…

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A special trip, in search of song

Volunteer Josh Cunningham recently took a very special trip as a correspondent for KNOM. Josh went to the southwestern Alaska city of Bethel for the Cama-i (chuh-MY) Dance Festival, one of the largest and most significant annual cultural celebrations in the state. KNOM regularly sends its full-time volunteers to cover important regional and local events…

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Daily Quote: Rollo May

“Community can be defined simply as a group in which free conversation can take place. Community is where I can share my innermost thoughts, bring out the depths of my own feelings, and know they will be understood.” -Rollo May, 1972

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